This article is about the Japanese pop singer. For the given name, see Sayuri (given name).

Sayuri performing in Shibuya, Tokyo, February 2016.
Native name さユり
Born (1996-06-07) June 7, 1996
Fukuoka, Japan
Other names Sanketsu Shōjo Sayuri (酸欠少女さユり)
Years active 2010–present

Musical career

Instruments Vocals
Labels Ariola Japan[1]

Sayuri[lower-alpha 1] (さユり[lower-alpha 2], born June 7, 1996 in Fukuoka) is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter, affiliated with Yamaha Music.


Sayuri began composing music during her second year of junior high school.[2] In 2012, she was awarded the Grand Prix at the finals of the fifth Music Revolution, a competition sponsored by Yamaha Music.[3] Afterwards, she became active as an indie artist. She adopted the name Sanketsu Shōjo Sayuri (酸欠少女さユり, lit. "Hypoxia Girl Sayuri") which is symbolic of her calling herself a 2.5-dimensional parallel singer-songwriter.

She held her first solo live in March 2015 at Tsutaya O-nest in Tokyo. Later that year, Sayuri made her major debut at 19, performing the ending theme song for Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace.[4]



Year Title Peak chart position Release date
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[5] Billboard Japan[6]
2015 "Mikazuki" (ミカヅキ, "Crescent Moon") 20 35 August 26, 2015
2016 "Sore wa Chiisa na Hikari no You na" (それは小さな光のような, "It Is Like A Small Light") 17 15 February 24, 2016
2016 "Ru-Rararu-Ra-Rurararu-Ra-" (るーららるーらーるららるーらー, "Ru-Rararu-Ra-Rurararu-Ra-") TBA TBA June 24, 2016

Awards and nominations

The following table lists out some of the most important awards received by the artist.

Year Ceremony Award Nominated work Result
2012 Yamaha Music's 5th Music Revolution[3] Grand Prix "るーららるーらーるららるーらー" Won
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award[7] Won


  1. Her family name is unknown.
  2. While Sayuri's stage name uses the katakana character for stylistic effect, her real name is spelled with the hiragana character . They are both pronounced IPA: [jɯ].


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